Trump Inc’s reverse takeover of Republicans is complete

The US president also looks likely to be re-elected in 2020 in the absence of a recession – and a serious Democratic challenger

29th December, 2019
Trump Inc’s reverse takeover of Republicans is complete
Democrats appear to lack a candidate that represents a serious threat to US president Donald Trump Picture: Getty Images

Even by Donald Trump’s standards, 2019 was a wild ride, with the US congress resembling nothing so much as a hapless rodeo rookie attempting to rein in a seething, angry president.

Congress may have won the battle to impeach Trump earlier this month, but it is likely to lose the war to have him removed. And the Democrats, who under House speaker Nancy Pelosi drove Trump’s impeachment, are also likely to lose the 2020...

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